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Everyone needs to sleep to live.  But athletes, and more importantly endurance athletes especially need to be conscious of the number of hours they sleep as well as the quality of that rest.  At least 7.5 hours of sleep is suggested by most researchers today but over 8 hours of sleep is a good benchmark …

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How many times have you been out on the trail when a blister forms? It’s disruptive to your time outdoors, because you’re in pain the whole trek back. Not to mention you won’t be able to go outside again until the blisters heal. No one likes to hike when they have a stinging hot spot, …

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If you’re one of the few trail runners that hasn’t read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, you might be wondering what the heck Pinole is and why everyone has been talking about it so much. First off, I highly recommend reading Born to Run. This book isn’t your typical running book and tells the …

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When not on the trail yourself, what better way to spend your R&R time than reading about other great athletes on the trail! In no particular order, the following list is broken into two sections: inspiring ultra-running stories and guide books about ultra-running. There is something on this list for everyone! These ultra-running authors will …

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Coyotes, especially for those in suburban and exurban areas, are an increasing presence that recreationalists need to take into account. Having had a serious mountain lion encounter recently, I can attest to the fact that big dogs and cats can engage in predation behavior more often than we would like to think. Enjoying the trails …

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The Popularity of trail running has increased dramatically over recent years. Racers participate in events that involve a mixture of endurance, technical skills, and types of terrain. The rise in participates and racing events makes many wonder if this popularity is just a reboot of the age old event, cross country. However, in all actuality …

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Many athletes in the ultra running community have opted for the plant-based lifestyle. Even elite runners have tested the waters of veganism and benefited tremendously. They have even gone so far as to credit their diet to their success. So, is a vegan diet good for runners? A vegan diet is great for runners. One …

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